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Rawkon 12-22-2009 12:31 AM

built a sweet tie rod cheap
 
After my Kabooom in Azusa I started doing some maintenance. Ive been running my stock TRE's and finally replaced them..... well in the process i destroyed my big daddy tie rod. I sheared the TRE in half with 70 percent of the threads still in the tie rod....

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Sooooo Jason and I built this. 11/4" 4130 chormoly. .120 wall. all tig welded McKenzies supplied the threaded sleaves that the TRE's thread into. grabbed some jam nuts and kabooom here she is.
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._6311129_n.jpg

here she is all pretty and installed
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7348456_n.jpg

ygohome 12-22-2009 12:46 AM

good work! what TREs are those incase someone else wanted to do the same

jerryj 12-22-2009 02:36 PM

That does look nice what did it cost all together.I just got the Currie Tierod Drag link assembly for X mas but havnt put it on yet and it was about 4oo$ .I bet you saved a bundle nice job.

Rawkon 12-28-2009 11:18 PM

I spent 60 bucks on metal. the TRE's are stock replacements from moog.

Jerry your gonna like that currie steering its beefy.

jerryj 12-29-2009 09:10 AM

I hope so, every time I come back I have to realign the stock one and repace ends ,I know some jeepspeed guys that run them on their racers and havent had to fix any thing. I get to try it out this weekend in Ocotillo Wells :D

Rawkon 12-29-2009 04:42 PM

niiiice!! ill be out at the hammers in johnson valley


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